Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte has said we have no choice but to adopt "Is Feidir Linn" as our new national motto.
Mr Rabbitte described the last week in Ireland as "extraordinary", hailing the visits of Queen Elizabeth II and US President Barack Obama as huge successes.
He said the open-air concert and speech by Mr Obama last night in Dublin's College Green will live in our memories forever, and that Mr Obama's Irish translation of his famous campaign catchphrase 'Yes we can' should be adopted by us all.
Minister Rabbitte also said he got a chance to speak to the US President yesterday and asked him whether he had enjoyed his pint of Guinness in Hayes' pub in Moneygall.
"He said it was delicious," Mr Rabbitte said.